| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Video games take on mental illness, a death metal band plays in a box until it runs out of oxygen and Brad Pitt's architectural foundation focuses on houses for American Indians. All this, plus a walk down memory lane of vintage reviews covering Jeff...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The postcard image is ingrained in our collective consciousness: An empty road cuts through the Mojave Desert, its inky black path stretching forward, seemingly to infinity. A lonely white signpost flanks the asphalt — "Route 66."
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Although some customs have changed — and in spite of omnipresent ear buds and texting — the custom of greeting people still exists.
I remember my grandfather lifting his hat as he passed, without speaking to, the female supervisors on our...
| Feb 9, 2013
If ever a room was aptly named, it's the Grand Hall of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.
The 5,000 square-foot reception hall is adorned with almost every conceivable trapping of Gilded Age splendor: A bust of Caesar Augustus atop a...
| Sep 26, 2011
We're not pointing fingers or anything, but let's just say we might have strolled into more than one apartment in our time, in which the fellow in charge of cleaning was, well, clearly otherwise preoccupied.
Exhibit One might have been the kitchen sink,...
| Oct 2, 2011
Rico Lebrun was probably the most famous Modern American artist working in Los Angeles in the decade following World War II. Yet, when the J. Paul Getty Museum opened "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970" on Saturday, kicking off the...
| Oct 11, 2011
Beatrice Gersh, a distinguished art collector and patron of the arts in Los Angeles for more than half a century who played a significant role in the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has died. She was 87.
Gersh, the widow of Hollywood talent...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 3:25 PM
When Wild Willy's Rock House & Sports Saloon opened in Annapolis last year, it promised to be the wildest party in town.
In the promo pictures, waitresses wore microscopic tops and jean shorts, holding on to pool cues and flashing come-hither looks....
| Nov 27, 2011
As a young man living in the Bronx, Chazz Palminteri would escape the city on long drives into the Westchester County countryside where he'd tool along curving, forested roads, staring at the set-back mansions. To a guy with empty pockets, the gated lawns...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:05 PM
This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...
| Sep 18, 2011
In September 1945, under a pall of ocher smog and summer heat, Los Angeles entered the postwar world. The city then was bigger, wealthier and more diverse than ever. Its established people — mostly past middle age and conservative, a few who were...